Famous People Born in February 1917

  • Feb 1 Edward Simons, American classical violinist and conductor (Rockland Symphony, 1962-2017), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Feb 1 Eiji Sawamura, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (first no-hitter in Japanese pro baseball 1936), born in Ujiyamada, Mie Prefecture, Japan (d. 1944)
  • Feb 1 Mary Jane DeZurik, American country singer and hillbilly yodeler (The Cackle Sisters - National Barn Dance, Grand Ole Opry), born in Royalton, Minnesota (d. 1981)
  • Feb 4 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistani general and politician (President of Pakistan 1969-71, Bangladesh genocide during his regime), born in Chakwal, Punjab, British India (d. 1980)
  • Feb 6 Arthur Gold, Canadian pianist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1990)
  • Feb 6 Liberato Firmino Sifonia, Italian composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1995)

Zsa Zsa GaborZsa Zsa Gabor (1917-2016)

Feb 6 Hungarian-born American actress (Queen of Outer Space), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary

  • Feb 7 Milt Holland [Milton Olshansky], American drummer, percussionist, ethno-musicologist, and tinkle-ist (film Tinkerbell's tinkle; Bewitched - Samantha's nose tinkle),, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Feb 11 Richard Jock Kinneir, British graphic designer (modern road signs), born in Hampshire, England (d. 1994)

Sidney SheldonSidney Sheldon (1917-2007)

Feb 11 American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Feb 11 T. Nagi Reddy, Indian revolutionary (d. 1976)
  • Feb 12 Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (d. 2006)
  • Feb 12 Thomas Scherman, American conductor (Little Orchestra Society, 1947-75), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • Feb 14 Herbert A. Hauptman, American mathematician whose models for determining the chemical crystal structures vital for life revolutionized chemistry (Nobel 1985), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Feb 17 Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher (d. 2002)
  • Feb 17 Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (color television), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1965)
  • Feb 17 Whang-Od [Maria Ogga], Butbut-Filipina tattoo artist considered a National Living Treasure and the last living mambabatok, a traditional Kalinga tattooist who tattooed headhunters, likely born in Buscalan, Kalinga, Philippines [1]
  • Feb 19 Carson McCullers, American novelist (The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1967)
  • Feb 19 Richard "Dick" Emery, British comedian and actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), born in London, England (d. 1983)
  • Feb 20 Frederick Page, English aircraft designer and executive (CEO British Aerospace Aircraft Group), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 2005)
  • Feb 20 Phil Moore, American jazz pianist, arranger, and bandleader, born in Portland Oregon (d. 1987) [1]
  • Feb 21 Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (Meet Me In St. Louis; Ziegfeld Follies), born in Amsterdam, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 21 Tadd Dameron, American jazz pianist, composer ("If You Could See Me Now"; "Lady Bird"), arranger (Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine) and band leader, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • Feb 21 Victor Marijnen, Dutch politician (Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1963-65), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • Feb 22 Jack Robertson, English cricketer (superb England batsman, played 11 Tests), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Feb 22 Jane Bowles, American writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • Feb 24 Myra Taylor (née Render), American jazz singer ("Spider and the Fly"; Wild Women of Kansas City), songwriter, and actress, born in Bonner Springs, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • Feb 24 William Fairbank, American physicist (superconductivity), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1989)
  • Feb 25 Alex Gordon, Welsh architect (RIBA President), born in Ayr, Scotland (d. 1999)

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess (1917-1993)

Feb 25 British novelist and essayist (A Clockwork Orange), born in Harpurhey, Lancashire, England

  • Feb 25 Asta Elstak, Surinamese-Dutch social worker, born in Suriname (d. 1994)
  • Feb 25 Brenda Joyce [Betty Graffina Leabo], American actress (Tarzan, The Rains Came), born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri (d. 2009)
  • Feb 26 Robert Taft Jr, American politician (Sen-R-Ohio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • Feb 27 John Connally Jr, American politician, 39th Governor of Texas, and federal treasurer who was critically wounded during the assassination of Kennedy, born in Floresville, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Feb 28 George Malcolm, British keyboard player and conductor (Westminster Cathedral Master of the Music, 1947-59), born in London (d. 1997)
  • Feb 28 Hans Deutgen, Swedish archer (World C'ship gold individual 1947, 48, 49, 50; team 1948), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1989)

About February 1917

How Old? 106 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)